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Saturday 20 September 2014

The Fall star Bronagh Waugh reveals her lifelong battle with eczema

Ulster actress Bronagh Waugh arriving last night at the 2010 Inside Soap Awards, held in Camden, London
Ulster actress Bronagh Waugh
Bronagh Waugh
Bronagh Waugh
Bronagh Waugh has landed a role in new BBC thriller The Fall
Bronagh Waugh has landed a role in new BBC thriller The Fall

When Coleraine actress Bronagh Waugh stripped off for The Fall it wasn’t being seen naked by millions of viewers that scared her — it was the fear of revealing the eczema all over her body.

The 30-year-old star has been battling the skin condition since she was born and said it was her main concern when disrobing as part of her role as psychotic serial killer Paul Spector’s wife in the hit BBC thriller series.

Former Hollyoaks actress Bronagh’s eczema almost forced her to quit acting and even left her in fear for her life after using a face cream that she had a severeallergic reaction to.

She said of her raunchy nude scenes: “It was a nightmare because I felt so selfconscious, and we were outside, so my hay fever was set off too.

“But we just laughed about it and I’m so pleased I did it now.”

Thanks to clever make-up both on and off screen her fans would never guess she suffers with eczema, but Bronagh has had the condition that causes red, dry and cracked skin all her life.

Read the full interview in tomorrows Sunday Life

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